Chapter 915: The Secret Treasure of the Martial Emperor
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Peak Master, these spirit fruits were issued by the sect?” Huang Daniu asked curiously when he took the two spirit fruits. “Then, does this mean that the other Peaks would get them too?”
“Of course,” Qi Yu nodded his head. “However, the benefits that the other Peaks get are not as good as ours. After all, we’re the First Peak of the Five Element Sect. This time, the Sect Elders have spent quite a huge amount of money when they went to purchase them. They managed to bid for ten spirit fruits that are exclusively for Void Interpretation martial artists. These ten spirit fruits are distributed according to the Five Peaks’ ranking. Wood Peak is the First Peak so we get four; Gold Peak is the Second Peak so they get three; the Fire Peak gets two because they’re the Third Peak, and the Water Peak, which is also the Fourth Peak, gets only one. As for Earth Peak, since they’re at the bottom, they get nothing at all,” Qi Yu finished in one breath.
“What?” Upon hearing Qi Yu’s words, Duan Ling Tian and Huang Daniu could not hide their shock, “The Earth Peak didn’t even get one?”
“Yes,” Qi Yu nodded his head before sighing. “Speaking of that, the current situation that Earth Peak is in is exactly the same situation that Wood Peak was in for the past two decades.”
“No wonder all of the Peaks in the Five Element Sect were trying so hard to get a place in front, and nobody was willing to be in the bottom. It turns out that the competition among the Five Peaks in the Five Element Sect is actually this intense!” Duan Ling Tian inhaled as he muttered to himself.
Although he already knew that the competition between the Five Peaks of the Five Element Sect was intense, he did not think it would be THIS intense to the point that it could even be described with the word ‘horrifying’.
“No matter what, our Wood Peak will be the First Peak of the Five Element Sect for the next three years! Wood Peak will be the first to get our hands on all the goodies no matter what kind of sect resources they have!” Qi Yu smiled.
Duan Ling Tian and Huang Daniu nodded their heads as a smile appeared on their faces as well.
“With these spirit fruits, I’m sure you’ll be able to raise your cultivation base to another level in the shortest time possible. Two weeks later, twenty young disciples, including you two, will follow the Peak Masters of the Five Peaks and leave the Five Element Sect!” Qi Yu cast a glance at the spirit fruits in Duan Ling Tian and Huang Daniu’s hands as he slowly said.
“Peak Master, the sect is making such a huge preparation… Where exactly are we going in two weeks time?” Huang Daniu asked with a confused look on his face.
Qi Yu, the Peak Master of Wood Peak, could not help but turn glum as he said, “Well, you’ll find out where it is two weeks later. You must hurry and seize this time to cultivate and improve your strength as much as possible. You’ll only be able to survive in that place by increasing your strength.”
He was reminding Duan Ling Tian and Huang Daniu through his words that the place that they were about to go in two weeks time would be life-threatening.
“What?” Horror dawned on Huang Daniu’s face instantly. It had never crossed his mind that the place that they would be going in two weeks time would be this dangerous.
Duan Ling Tian, on the other hand, was very calm. He was so calm that it was a little startling.
Naturally, he was so calm because he already knew where they would be going in two weeks. The place that they were going was the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure. It was full of opportunities inside, but at the same time, it contained danger as well.
However, compared to the danger that was hidden in the place, the greatest threat was the young powerhouses who would be entering the place with them.
After all, the people who would be entering the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure this time was not only limited to the people from the Five Element Sect. As far as Duan Ling Tian knew, the four major forces of the southern area of the northern dessert would be going as well.
The Skywolf Fort, Blade Sect, Empyrean Temple, and Emotion Severing Sect.
The reason why the Skywolf Fort organized the Martial Competition of the Ten Dynasties and picked the most outstanding young talent among the Ten Dynasties was due to the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure.
Then, the Blade Sect, Empyrean Temple, and the Emotion Severing Sect successively arrived at Skywolf Fort as well, forcing Skywolf Fort to share their yields by taking away many of the young talents that came from the Ten Dynasties.
Originally, Duan Ling Tian wanted to join the Blade Sect. However, who knew that halfway through his journey something happened, and he got hunted by the Skywolf Fort people.
After the Devilseal Tablet’s abnormal change, he was unconscious and was thus sent to the eastern side of the northern desert. It led to him eventually joining Wood Peak of the Five Element Sect by coincidence.
‘No matter what, I do owe the Five Element Sect a debt of gratitude. If it wasn’t for the Five Element Sect, I would not have the chance to enter the Profound Assimilation Formation and obtained such a huge breakthrough. Although I might get similar treatment if I went to the Blade Sect, I’m enjoying all the treatment from the Five Element Sect after all.’ Duan Ling Tian’s heart jolted. ‘Due to this reason, when I enter the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure, I’ll help the Five Element Sect and Wood Peak obtain the things that they want, apart from the few treasures that I’m going to keep for myself! This can also be considered as me repaying my debts to them,’ Duan Ling Tian thought to himself.
Qi Yu was still staring at Duan Ling Tian and Huang Daniu. After he had told them that the place that they were going in two weeks would be quite dangerous, his gaze did not leave the two of them.
He could see that Huang Daniu’s face was filled with horror, and Duan Ling Tian had a calm expression on his face.
The contrast between the two of them was extremely huge. At this moment, the good impression that Qi Yu had of Duan Ling Tian immediately rose up a few notches.
‘Unfortunately, neither Wood Peak nor the Five Element Sect will be able to tie Duan Ling Tian down. Otherwise, in the future, the Five Element Sect would definitely be able to march towards glory under his guidance!’ Qi Yu thought about this and sighed.
Very soon, the three of them went back to Wood Peak. After Qi Yu bade Duan Ling Tian and Hu Daniu goodbye, he immediately left.
“Duan Ling Tian!”
At this moment, Huang Daniu who was lost in his thoughts finally regained his senses and looked at Duan Ling Tian. “I noticed that you seemed very calm during the journey back. The Peak Master just said that the place that we’ll go in two weeks is life-threatening! Aren’t you worried?” In the end, Huang Daniu could not help but voice out his own concern.
“Worried? What’s there to be worried about?” Duan Ling Tian laughed and shook his head. Then, his eyes darkened instantly as he muttered to himself, “How can you catch a tiger cub without entering the tiger’s lair?”
How can you catch a tiger cub without entering the tiger’s lair?
Although Duan Ling Tian’s voice was not loud, Huang Daniu could still hear him clearly. A light flashed across his eyes as he asked with a smile on his face, “Duan Ling Tian, is there something you know that I’m not aware of?”
“Looks like you’re actually quite smart! Just from my twelve short words, you immediately deduced that I know something you’re not aware of,” Duan Ling Tian scolded jokingly as he laughed.
“Duan Ling Tian, Peak Master refused to say anything. Don’t tell me you’re not going to tell me as well?” Huang Daniu stared at Duan Ling Tian with eager eyes. His face was filled with anticipation.
“I remember earlier, somebody actually showed off in front of me. He said that his Concept had risen by three levels after coming out from the Profound Assimilation Formation, and I can’t compare to him at all because mine only rose by two levels!” Duan Ling Tian narrowed his eyes as he looked at Huang Daniu with an indifferent smile.
Huang Daniu could not suppress the wry smile that crept up his face. He felt like he had dug his own grave earlier.
Slightly startled, Huang Daniu said with a pitiful face, “Duan Ling Tian, why are you so petty?”
“If I’m not mistaken, the place that we’re going to with the Peak Masters in two weeks is the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure!” Naturally, Duan Ling Tian would not care about such petty things. When he saw Huang Daniu with a pitiful expression on his face, Duan Ling Tian no longer teased him and proceeded to tell him about the things that he knew.
“The Martial Emperor’s secret treasure?” Upon hearing this, Huang Daniu was taken aback. After he regained his senses, he narrowed his eyes immediately.
A Martial Emperor powerhouse!
To him, this only existed in rumors.
However, the ferociousness of a Martial Emperor powerhouse was definitely unquestionable. After all, a Martial Emperor powerhouse stood at the peak of the Cloud Continent. A secret treasure that was left behind by such a powerhouse would definitely not be a simple one.
Huang Daniu’s breathing suddenly quickened. After a long while, he finally relaxed. He stared at Duan Ling Tian as he asked, “Duan Ling Tian, a-are you sure?”
“What? You still don’t believe me?” Duan Ling Tian laughed as he shook his head, “Come on, think about it yourself. Why do you think the Five Element Sect’s senior officials would suddenly activate the Profound Assimilation Formation and help elevate our strengths? Obviously, it’s because they want us to help them search for something at the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure!”
Huang Daniu became silent. However, an intense brilliance could be seen gleaming in his eyes as he muttered to himself, “Wow, I really can’t wait to go there! There must be a lot of great things in the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure right?”
Right now, he appeared like a completely different person compared to the Huang Daniu who had a look of dread on his face earlier.
As the saying went, ‘humans die in pursuit of wealth while birds die in pursuit of food’. This proverb was the most suitable to describe Huang Daniu currently.
“Alright, let’s go back and cultivate first,” Duan Ling Tian woke Huang Daniu who was still daydreaming. “We still have two more weeks to go. Do your best in breaking through to the Seventh Level Void Interpretation. Otherwise, you’ll suffer quite a lot when we face the other young powerhouses from the other sects.”
“There are other sects as well?” Huang Daniu who had regained his senses was dumbfounded.
“Of course!” Duan Ling Tian stated as a matter of fact, “Do you really think the greatest danger lies in the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure? The real danger does not lie in the secret treasure but in the other young powerhouses instead. When you enter the secret treasure, even if you managed to get your hands on a treasure, you’ll need to have the ability to protect it you know. Otherwise, everything you’ve done will be in vain because it’ll end up in the hands of others!” As he reached the end of his sentence, his tone became much more serious.
Upon hearing that, Huang Daniu inhaled deeply and nodded his head solemnly, “I got it.”
“Alright, that’s great. Let’s go then!” Duan Ling Tian bade Huang Daniu farewell and continued to make his way to the three-story pavilion situated on the mountainside in the distance.
That was the place where they were currently staying.
“Duan Ling Tian, after I’ve given some serious thought to it, I feel like something is not quite right. Why must the sect’s senior officials bring us, the young disciples, to the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure? Wouldn’t it be easier if they just bring those elders there?” As if he was reminded of something, Huang Daniu frowned before continuing, “The elders who are much older are more powerful than us. If we go, we’ll be like cannon fodders before the older powerhouses from the other sects.”
“What if I tell you that there’s an age restriction to enter the Martial Emperor’s secret treasure?” Duan Ling Tian patiently explained and answered Huang Daniu’s questions.